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RENEWAL OF LONG TERM CARE CERTIFICATION ONLY

If you only have a long term care certification please renew with ODH Form 840.

You may renew your certification six (6) months in advance using the following methods:

  1. Mail to:
    Oklahoma State Department of Health
    Nurse Aide Registry
    123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406
  2. E-mail to NAR@health.ok.gov
  3. Fax to (405) 900-7572
  • ***Effective 11/7/2017***You will no longer receive certification cards.  You can print your verification of certification on our web site at “Verify a Nurse Aide is on the Registry”.  Facilities are not to request a card.  They are to verify your certification on our website per regulation. 
  • To renew your certification you must have worked at least 8 hours during the two (2) year time frame of your certification to renew. If you do not have this documentation you may use at least 8 hours of work proof worked up to (2) years after your expiration date.
  • If you do not have the required 8 hours of work proof or your certification has expired by more than two years, you will need to apply to retest to obtain your certification again. To apply to retest you will complete the Retest application and mail all documentation to NAR. Upon approval you will received an approval letter in the mail allowing you to retest. You can then contact any Career Technology Center to schedule your retest.  You only have one chance to pass the test.  If you do not pass you will have to retrain for your certification.   

You can send in your retest application using the methods above for the Long Term Care certification only.


RENEWAL OF ALL OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

If you are certified as a Home Health Aide, Long Term Care Aide, Residential Care Aide, Developmental Direct Care Aide, Adult Day Care Aide, Feeding Assistant, or Certified Medication Aide and many have Advanced Certified Medication training please use ODH FORM 717.

You may renew your certification six (6) months in advance using the following method:

  • All applications requiring a fee(s) please mail to:
    Oklahoma State Department of Health
    Nurse Aide Registry
    PO Box 268816
    Oklahoma City, OK  73126-8816
  • ***Effective 11/7/2017***You will no longer receive certification cards.  You can print your verification of certification on our web site at “Verify a Nurse Aide is on the Registry”.  Facilities are not to request a card.  They are to verify your certification on our website per regulation.
  • To renew your certification you must have worked at least 8 hours during the two (2) year time frame of your certification to renew. If you do not have this documentation you may use at least 8 hours of work proof worked up to (2) years after your expiration date.
  • If you do not have the required 8 hours of work proof or your certification has expired by more than two years, you will need to apply to retest to obtain your certification again. To apply to retest you will complete the Retest application and mail all documentation to NAR. Upon approval you will received an approval letter in the mail allowing you to retest. You can then contact any Career Technology Center to schedule your retest.  You only have one chance to pass the test.  If you do not pass you will have to retrain for your certification.  

You can send in your retest application using the methods above for the Long Term Care certification only.

Certified Medication Aide (CMA) ONLY

  • To renew your CMA certification you must complete an 8 hour Continuing Education Update(CEU) during the year of your certification or within one (1) year after your expiration date.
  • If your certification has been expired for (1) year or longer you will be required to apply to Retest. To apply to retest you will complete the Retest application and mail all documentation to NAR. Upon approval you will received an approval letter in the mail allowing you to retest. You can then contact any Career Technology Center to schedule your retest.  You only have one chance to pass the test.  If you do not pass you will have to retrain for your certification. 

You can send in your retest application requiring fees to the PO Box listed above.


Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Nurse Aide Registry
PO Box 268816
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8816

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: 405-426-8150
Fax: 405-900-7572
Email: nar@health.ok.gov

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